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Today in labor history: Great Hawaiian Dock Strike

Today in labor history in 1949 the Great Hawaiian Dock Strike, a six-month struggle to win wage parity with mainland dock workers, ends in victory.

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U.S.A. May Day: We are Chinese, Arab, Filipino, Latino...all people, together

SAN FRANCISCO - Thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched across northern California May 1, calling for legalization of all undocumented immigrants, an end to deportations, reunification of families, labor rights and fair wages, and an end to human trafficking.

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Lack of paid sick days fueling record flu epidemic

Workers in almost every industry are reporting that people all around them are sick.

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Republicans take the “Walk of Shame” in Michigan

Before they were sworn in this morning, legislators got an earful as they approached the Capitol.

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Year ends with 7.8 percent jobless rate

The U.S. ended 2012 with a 7.8 percent jobless rate in December, unchanged from the month before and down 0.7 percent from the end of 2011.

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N. Calif. registered nurses still fighting Sutter takeaways

For the seventh time since fall 2011, registered nurses were walking picket lines at eight Sutter Health facilities in northern California.

Sharp partisan split on labor’s issues

The voting records on labor-selected issues in the second session of the 112 Congress reflect, as might be expected, the sharp partisan split between the two major political parties.

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Unions reach agreement with Verizon

The Communications Workers of America and the Electrical Workers (IBEW) have reached a tentative agreement on a contract with Verizon.

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Mill owner cheats on jobs, wages in biomass project

Building trades workers were hoping for desperately needed union-wage jobs when Nippon Corporation announced plans to build a $71 million biomass cogeneration plant.

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Connecticut labor builds political movement

"We won't ever let them take our movement backward," exclaimed Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO.

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